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Southside Guest House

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4.0 of 5
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8 Newington Road, Edinburgh EH9 1QS, Scotland
Southside Guest House
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Ranked #40 of 440 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thanks Franco and Lynne for another delightful week at Southside. This was my 6th visit to Southside; it is my Edinburgh home and would not consider staying anywhere else. My room was great tastefully furnished and quiet. The highlight again was Franco and Lynne's breakfasts; the food is excellent, it's the best Scottish breakfast I have had. Franco and Lyne... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We had an amazing stay here - Franco was so helpful and welcoming, the room was lovely and the breakfast was absolutely delicious!! There were so many nice little touches too like Buck's Fizz at breakfast. The location is great, very close to Arthur's Seat and easy to get to the town centre. Thank you for a wonderful stay, we'll... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

The rooms are beautiful and spacious, and the guest house is right near the center of town. Franco is welcoming and the breakfast is delicious. They have movies to watch and books to read while you stay there. Plus they have one parking spot for the guest house so if you are lucky you might be able to park for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Clean,warm and relaxing from then omens we parked the car. Franco and his staff were great hosts. Franco has a great eye for to include wifi, free whiskey, breakfast selections and Buck's Fizz. We will be returning to wonderful Southside!

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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Excellent guest house, classy, clean,comfortable,warm, welcoming! Franco is the perfect host. The breakfasts were excellent, which you could start with a lovely glass of Buck's Fizz! My husband and I were in Edinburgh for the Imelda May concert on 10th Dec which was excellent. The weather unfortunately was awful, so didn't really want to go far to eat in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We have just returned from a weekend in a very chilly Edinburgh, but the cold certainly stopped at the front door of the Southside guest house. Inside we received a very warm welcome from Franco and our en suite double room was absolutely toasty! We felt at home immediately and able to relax right away. The breakfast buffet was beautifully... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

From the moment we walked through the door we knew that we had made a great choice in selecting Southside as a place to stay. A warm welcome awaited us from the charming Franco, who was born to be in the hotel industry.Our room was very clean,spacious and the bed extremely comfortable. In the morning the breakfast was top notch,fantastic... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Gorgeous place, stylish, comfy and immaculate. Situated within 20mins walk from Edinburgh Castle, Royal Mile, National Museum of Scotland and Waverley Station. Franco the owner is a welcoming, charming host who called the day before we arrived to ask if we needed a car-park place. The breakfast was fabulous, plenty of choice and even a special - French toast with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

This is probably the best B&B/guesthouse I have ever stayed in and much, much better than many hotels. The ambiance and beauty of the decor made me feel relaxed and welcomed and my room was lovely. Breakfast was amazing, very varied buffet and a great choice of cooked, even for veggies plus bucks fizz! I would love to return one... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This is a very lovely B&B. Grand house, gorgeous rooms, great location (20 minutes walk to everything), amazing breakfasts and even a snifter waiting at the top of the stairs to welcome you home. Franco was the icing on the cake. Utterly charming and the epitome of a 5* host (hotels everywhere take note!).

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